Miralem Pjanic spoke to the Canal Football Club (CFC) on Sunday. The Bosnian midfielder played for Metz and Lyon in his early days, hence why he has spoken to the French media.
The new Barcelona signing is confident of finding his feet at Camp Nou. In the few games he has played, the Bosnian has impressed the Culés. When he was called upon, he replaced Sergio Busquets to perfection and, for now, has never complained about being on the bench. His complementarity with Frenkie de Jong has been a breath of fresh air in Ronald Koeman’s double pivot.
“I want to be one of the best players to play for Barcelona, and I’m confident I will do so.”Miralem Pjanic | CFC
“I’m very happy that I play for Barcelona. I want to leave my mark and win titles here.”
With the current environment at the club, winning trophies might be hard in Pjanic’s first season. However, if the team around him improves drastically in the future, they might look like contenders for the Champions League. Besides, if Pjanic can make Barcelona fans forget about Busquets, who has not been going through the best run of form, he might leave his mark at Camp Nou.
“Everyone tells me I have the Barça DNA. I always thought that I should play for this team because their style suits me.”Miralem Pjanic | CFC
Pjanic does possess Barca DNA indeed. The midfielder is a superb signing in a midfield that was in dire need of his profile. The swap deal with Arthur might seem like some great business on the sporting side of things, despite the fact that it was heavily criticised. Even though the Brazilian was kicked out of the club unjustly, he still hasn’t found his feet in Turin whereas Pjanic looks like the real deal at Camp Nou.
David Beckham confirms Messi has been mentioned in MLS plans
During the presentation of the new Inter Miami kit, club owner and former football superstar David Beckham confirmed that he has big ambitions for his side. The Englishman has been making major headway since he founded the club, who began playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) last season.
The Miami based club unveiled their secondary jersey, named La Palma on Saturday. Beckham, during the ceremony spoke about his plans for the club, stating how important it is to attract the biggest names in football.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United man addressed rumours about both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He said: “I know that in Miami our fans want to see great stars. Messi and Ronaldo have been mentioned, have been at the top of their game and have been the best for the last 15 years. We want to attract the best players.”
Speaking about the talent he has already managed to attract, Beckham added: “We already have players like Higuaín and Matuidi who already bring shine and glamour, but in the future we want to have the opportunity to bring big name signings.”
Back when Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer, the Argentine was linked however briefly to a move to the MLS. Inter Miami, being the most possible suitors. However, Messi ended up staying in Spain after a complicated transfer saga.
There is no doubt that with Beckham at the helm, Inter Miami could attract a ton of big names in the future. However, a move to the States would most certainly be a step sideways for Messi, considering he still has years left at the top in Europe.